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it is 67 degrees at reagan national airport right now. 64 degrees out in fairfax county. 66 in charlottesville. 54 still in cumberland, maryland. here's your saturday planner. great day to be outside today. there will be a noticeable north to northwesterly breeze today 15 to 25 miles per hour so be ready for that. tomorrow more of the same. great sunny weather. clouds will start to sneak in late tomorrow. christopher newport university the captains are on the road in winchester, virginia taking on shenandoah university, a 7:00 kickoff, 66 degrees in winchester for the kickoff of that game. more of your college football forecast coming up all the way through the next 90 minutes including two schools that richard and angie care deeply about. >> looking forward to that. we are following a developing story this morning out of afghanistan. two u.s. marines are dead and several other troops injured in an attack on the british base where prince harry is stationed. this attack happened overnight at camp bastion which is in the
southern part of the country in the helmand province. the base is next to camp leather neck which houses u.s. marines. all of the casualties appear to be americans. prince harry was a mile away from the base when the attack happened and was not hurt. the taliban recently announced they plan to capture or kill prince harry during his latest deployment to afghanistan. also developing this morning protests are spreading beyond the middle east as more muslims respond to an antiislam video. demonstrators took to the streets in more than 20 countries in nearly 40 cities around the world with protests in places like malaysia, indonesia, pakistan, and india remaining mostly peaceful while more violence is erupting in the middle east. at least seven have been killed and dozens injured in the protests. other western embassies such as the german and british consulates have also come under fire in sudan. american schools and fast food chains are also being targeted.
the bodies of four americans killed in one of the first embassy attacks in libya earlier this week are now back home. president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton attended a ceremony for slain ambassador chris stevens and his three colleagues at the joint base andrews yesterday. they were killed when armed protesters mobbed the u.s. consulate in benghazi tuesday the anniversary of september 11. the president vowed to find those responsible. >> we will bring to justice those who took them from us. even in our brigrief, we will b resolute, for we are americans and we hold our head high. >> the president also met privately with family members of the four men. new this morning a man is fighting for his life after a double shooting in southeast. this happened a little after 2:00 this morning on the 1200 block of 12th street not far from navy yard. police say they arrived to find two men shot, one in the head.
the other man was still alert and his injuries are not considered life threatening but both have been taken to a nearby hospital. so far no arrests have been made. d.c. police are offering a thousand dollars reward for information on a sexual assault that happened near a metro station. investigators say last thursday night this man in this surveillance video wearing the white polo was followed -- followed a woman out from the dean wood metro station to 45th place northeast. there he allegedly attacked and sexually assaulted her at gun point. police have put together a composite sketch of the person they're looking for and are asking anyone with information to come forward. now to a story you saw first on 4. a brazen robbery at a high end boutique in chevy chase. the second such crime in a month. witnesses say four men stormed into saks jandel on wisconsin avenue and ran off with their arms full of designer handbags. they jumped into a car but as one witness told our own pat collins a store employee was not going to let them get away easy. >> she runs out, runs in front
of the car, and she does like this. and they took -- the car was moving. i said oh, please don't hit her. then she runs to the door and she is trying to hold the door. >> last month a similar robbery was reported at saks 5th avenue just across the street. police say the suspects got away with $75,000 worth of designer handbags. police are investigating if these two crimes are connected. a local undocumented immigrant who says he was scammed out of his lottery winnings is now being held by immigration officials. ramone ortiz hit the lottery in maryland two years ago. he doesn't have a social security number so he says he asked a co-worker to claim the $450,000 payout. well, he claims that co-worker kept all his money. ortiz is now suing for fraud. his attorney says the fraud case will move forward while ortiz' fate is still being decided. officials at the national institutes of health say a drug resistant super bug killed a 7th
person. the bug killed a minnesota boy who had complications from a bone marrow transplant. doctors detected the bug at the nih clinical center last year. 17 people have been infected since last august when a new york woman was admitted to the hospital unknowingly carrying the disease. d.c.'s irving forestry administration is working with district residents to help get rid of mosquitos. residents around 10th and m streets northwest are worried the mosquitos could bring west nile virus. the urban forestry group says one of the causes for the bugs is these things, the canopy keepers. the slow drip systems help water trees around the area. d.c. officials are reminding those who helped take care of the trees to clean out the basins once a week to get rid of all the standing water. today hundreds of people will head to northeast washington to one of the most popular and eclectic events of the year, the h street festival. but this year the festival will serve as the unveiling for a new
three-mile-long heritage trail in that neighborhood. news 4's derrick ward joins us from h street with more on the big unveiling. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there is lots of preparation under way here along h street and of course this festival has always been a draw. it's an annual event and celebrates the past, present, and future of this corridor. there is something more talking about the past now that will be the opening of the heritage trail. there are a lot of significant spots. maybe on the eastern end you can talk about how the british crossed the street as they were on their way to sack the capitol in 1814 during the battle of bladensburg. on the other end you have the arena that used to be the home of roller derby, wrestling, and of course the first live venue played by the beatles right after their appearance on the ed sullivan show. lots of things in between and lots of personal memories for folks along the h street corridor. and joining me now is jane libby. she is a historian for d.c.
tourism culturalism. talk about this heritage trail. the idea was to get people off the mall? >> that's how we started out. we thought tourists come to d.c. every year and go to the mall and don't see the rest of the beautiful city. we started heritage trails to give them a way to get off the mall, have a self-guided experience, and learn something about us. but what we discovered over time very quickly is that this is about building community pride and bringing communities together over their shared history. >> reporter: and these trails reflect the community's identity of itself don't they? >> absolutely. you know, our trails are unique in the country. i'm a historian and i don't come in and say, okay. you're going to have a heritage trail because you have a really interesting neighborhood. the community comes to me. and we spend the first year of work on these trails talking to folks in the community, people who live here now, people who lived here before, getting their stories and adding to it, the history we research. >> reporter: excellent. there are lots of key points here and of course a lot of local connections. even the channel 4. i want to show you a picture here.
see if you recognize this gentleman here with the hat on. does he look familiar to anybody? that's actually pat collins' grandfather. and i think the tradition of hats is still going on in the collins family. pat has a marker down here, marker 5 on h street and will be leading some tours personally. lots of reasons to come down here today and of course any time you come these heritage trail markers will be here celebrating the history of this important corridor. we're live in northeast. back to you. >> all right, derrick. thanks so much. the time is 9:08. coming up here on news 4 today new developments overnight that could put kids back in the classroom in chicago. plus, stirring up trouble. the drink named after marion barry that landed a local bar in trouble. you are watching news 4 today.
welcome back. the thought of working with family is enough to make some people cringe but there are ways to blend home life with professional life and achieve success. linda and bud are mother and son and have been working together for years learning a few lessons along the way. good morning, guys. >> good morning. >> how long have the two of you been working together? >> about three years i guess. >> three years now. doesn't it go way back to when bud was a kid? >> oh, yes. >> probably middle school. >> probably even before then. i started a skin care company when he was in school. >> now the tables have turned. bud is the bus and mom is the employee. >> yes. >> how does that work out? how do you feel being your mom's boss? is that awkward at all? >> you would think it would be but we've worked together a lot in the past and what better person to have than your mother, somebody you can trust and someone with experience of course too? >> i would assume probably the most difficult part is you have other employees as well. you don't want to make it seem like your mom is your favorite
employee so how do you handle that? >> it's a work environment. we don't have family pictures in the office. it's really we're there to work and everyone has their delegated position. >> linda, how do you handle it? your little boy -- >> telling me what to do. >> exactly. how does that go over? >> i have such a smart son. i listen to him. he is the scientist. he formulated such a wonderful product. youth infusion. when he comes up with ideas i respect what he says. i'm more the business, p.r., advertising person and he is the scientist, the brains behind our product. >> i know you also have a column on your website. >> yes. >> where you answer questions from people about how to make the family dynamic work in an office setting. let's go over some of the tips you give out. we know you -- what is the first one? divided roles. what does that mean? >> he is more scientific, the
product development person, the spokesperson. i've been in business a long time so i am more the business behind it. we have divided roles. >> and then seeking outside advice. what is that about? >> seeking outside advice. you certainly don't want to always listen to family or friends because they will tell you what you want to hear so it is important to take a third party or someone that really doesn't know the business or doesn't know you personally and get that person's advice. >> you already mentioned this. no family pictures in the office. you always see family pictures in everyone's office. >> on my desk i have some. >> on the desk. not through the hallways or the fax machine, common areas. >> right. >> doesn't look like our family room at home. >> then the yin and yang? >> that is more of a personality dynamic. i am a little more reserved, analytical. my mother is type a so she's great when it comes to contacting buyers and being very persistent. i'm good when it comes to contacting the lab and actually perfecting the formula.
>> okay. the last one is office time is not family time. that speaks for itself. >> we try not to bring our family issues to the office. at lunch we'll talk about it but not in the office. >> good advice. thanks so much. we appreciate you sharing. hopefully you'll help a lot of other family businesses out there. >> they have a lot braver family than mine. we don't even want to go there. coming up on news 4 today, controversy brewing. why a drink named after d.c.'s former mayor is off the menu at a local bar. a live look outside now. you'll want to spend some time outdoors before big changes roll in. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell is here and he's making some big promises. stay with us.
and has already burned more than 70 acres. located in the foothills near the 405 freeway, smoke snarled rush hour traffic last night and forced the evacuation of the getty center art museum. the area is also known for its large mansions. more than 200 firefighters and five helicopters and planes are battling the blaze which is only about 40% contained. very dangerously close to residential areas. >> and the last thing they need is some strong winds because that'll just flare that up. >> we have a little fire danger here as well. it's been fairly dry for most of the year. we are 7 inches behind in rainfall. a little dry, very low humidity and a gusty wind. if you're going outside today if you can hold off on burning any of your outdoor stuff or maybe for another week or so, let us get more rain or let the wind die down that would be a good idea. and rather than spend the day burning stuff in the yard spend the day sitting outside enjoying the weather. why work on a day that's clearly
meant to be sitting around enjoying the beautiful sunshine that we have out there? it is a bit of a breeze though. out of the north still averaging 17 miles per hour. current temperature at national airport has made its way up to 67 degrees now. dew points are way back down into the 40s. again, very dry air and a bit of a brisk breeze out there will make for an enhanced risk of fire problems today. so just be real careful if you're going to have any outdoor burning going on. right now temperatures 60s pretty much all over the map. 60 in hagerstown. 66 in new market, maryland this morning. 63 in gaithersburg and germantown. 66 degrees now in culpepper, virginia. good-looking day today. plenty of sunshine. temperatures will climb up into the mid and upper 70s for a time today. north to northwesterly breeze will be with us for most of the day so just sort of keep that in mind. if you're heading out to go see college football, maryland taking on the connecticut huskies. the game kicks off at 12:30 in college park. 75 degrees, sunny, and breezy. perfect weather for football
there. nothing showing up on radar. the nearest rain drops to us are now across parts of cape cod. they're moving out to sea and are all associated with a weather front that switched our wind around from south to north about 2:00, 3:00 in the morning. the nice breeze will be with us for the rest of the day. but as the evening approaches high pressure settles on in. that in combination with the clear skies will help take the wind away and allow for a chilly to cool to chilly start tomorrow morning. probably upper 50s in town and bayside but there will be 40s on the map out to the west of the city by tomorrow morning. then tomorrow, we start off a-okay. bright sunshine. but fading sunshine by late tomorrow afternoon into tomorrow evening. ahead of the rain chances which arrive here probably around about the time you start to go back to work and school on your monday morning. once the rain starts on monday it could last all the way through at least tuesday night maybe even into wednesday morning so expect a lot of rain. it'll be breezy as well. more important than anything else, i think areawide will average 1 to maybe as much as 3
inches in spots. so it'll be some welcomed rainfall. today mostly sunny, breezy, and mild. highs today upper 70s and low 80s. here's the extended forecast. we'll just call it a pair of 79s today and tomorrow. mid 70s with the clouds and rain chances through monday and tuesday. don't have the drop posted on wednesday yet but we may have to stretch out the rain chances just a little bit. hey, you've already had your chance here. west virginia, the mountaineers are in town today playing at fedex field in landover taking on the dukes of james madison. 75 degrees with a brisk breeze blowing there. so perfect weather for that. still a little more time if you have one or two more requests. who is playing, where and when? chuck.bell@nbc uni.com. >> i have a request. >> i may have already gotten yours. trouble is brewing for a d.c. bar for a drink's controversial name. up until this week the pug on h street was serving a cocktail called marion barry's dirty asian summer punch. it was accompanied by a sign
with an asian caricature. the drink was in response to comments barry made last spring about asian business owners. according to "the washington post" d.c.'s office of human rights ordered the bar to remove the drink from the menu or face a $10,000 fine. >> it was all in jest. you know, nobody ever took it seriously. people saw it, they laughed. i mean, people questioned it, like after sitting here for two minutes, asking somebody that works here about it they're like okay. we get it now. >> the bar owner who is asian didn't take the drink off the menu. he just renamed it banned in d.c., or you can also order the punch with no name. new this morning thousands gathered in south korea to honor and celebrate the life of reverend sun yung moon who died earlier this month from complications of pneumonia. he was the founder of the unification church and gained worldwide attention for conducting mass weddings. moon was accused of brain washing recruits but he considered himself the modern day messiah and had thousands of
followers. he was 92 years old. well, it looks like chicago students will be heading back to school on monday. the president of the city school board says the district and the union have agreed on a framework of the deal and expect students to return to class monday. the teachers went on strike earlier this week complaining about the evaluation system and class sizes. union delegates are expected to vote tomorrow on whether to agree to terms and end the strike. hockey fans, you might want to cover your ears. the nhl is preparing to lock out its players at midnight tonight. the two sides have not come to an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement. the current one expires tonight. the league is asking the players to take a smaller cut of revenue. regular season games are scheduled to start in early october. despite the impending lockout the capitals lock up one of their young stars. >> and the nats battle. a hated division rival. carol maloney has it all in this
morning's "sports in a minute." good morning. i'm carol maloney. your sports minute begins with an nl east battle. nationals in atlanta visiting the braves. top six bryce harper hits his 19th home run of the season off chris medlin. the braves starter struck out a career high 13 but the mistake to harper costs him. bottom nine ian desmond mistake cost the nats. a throw home goes wide. simmons scores the game-winning run and the braves beat the nats, 2-1. news from the cams. the team has signed defenseman john carlson to a six-year $23.8 million contract extension. last year the 22-year-old led the team in blocked shots and recorded 32 points, setting career high in goals scored. this afternoon at 12:00 randy edsel faces his former team as the terps take on the u-conn huskies with maryland looking to
improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2001. don't forget fedex field playing host to some college football. james madison and west virginia kick off 4:30 p.m. that's your sports minute. i'm carol maloney. hope you have a great saturday. >> carol, thanks. all right. she already has a gold medal and an american record. >> now team usa's youngest member is getting a shout out from the president. >> katie ledecky may have been swimming in london but she still had to finish the summer reading assignments for her high school english class. where's katie? there she is. >> all right. we'll give the president a pass on the pronunciation. we mispronounce stuff all the time. >> us? >> yeah. every now and then. bethesda native katie ledecky was among the dozens of olympians honored at the white house yesterday and got a prime seat next to vice president biden. katie also brought some of her
stone ridge classmates with her. baltimore native and the most decorated olympian ever michael phelps was also on hand. look at the crowd. >> huge. >> wonderful. a lot to be proud of in this area. the time is 9:26. coming up on news 4 today, honored for his bravery the award given to a security guard shot during an attack on a conservative d.c. lobbying group. >> plus the latest developments overnight from the middle east as violence over an antimuslim film grows. later the cards aren't stacked against them. the local startup that's cashing in on a card game. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents on their own are wonderful
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today saying we'll see a whole lot of sunshine. >> i guarantee a hundred percent sunshine from here forward because it is absolutely gorgeous outside here on the front lawn of channel 4. a very refreshing and noticeable north breeze out here has the leaves rippling around just a bit. do expect that if you plan to go outside today. a good day for kite flying and a great day for sailing out on the local waterways. but one of my friends on twitter the folks at the coast guard station at drum point remind everybody with the white caps on the bay wear your life jackets if you go out for a sail or swim today. 67 now in washington. there's your day planner. it's going to be a lovely day to be outside. temperatures in the mid to upper 70s today. you can definitely hear the wind on my microphone. it is going to stay a breezy day today. tomorrow looks great. nowhere near as much wind. clouds will start sneaking in late tomorrow for rain chances that arrive on monday. howard university the bison are on the road in norfolk, virginia today taking on norfolk state university. 78 degrees with a 4:00 kickoff
down there and navy on the road at penn state and happy valley at 3:30 kickoff, 71 degrees, perfect for football up there. good weather for everybody. more on your college football and your weekend forecast coming up. >> great, chuck. thanks. developing this morning a man thought to have produced an antiislam film that has sparked protests worldwide is being questioned by federal authorities now. he willingly left his home in california around midnight to be questioned about possible probation violations. he was convicted of federal bank fraud charges two years ago. l.a. county sheriffs have stressed he is not under arrest. protests from -- are stemming from that video and are now spilling beyond borders of the middle east. demonstrators have taken to the streets in more than 20 countries in nearly 40 cities around the world. protests in places like malaysia, indonesia, pakistan, and india remain mostly peaceful while more violence is erupting in the middle east and at least seven people have been killed and dozens more injured in the protests.
other western embassies such as the german and british consulates have also come under fire in sudan. american schools and fast food chains are being targeted. the republican white house hopefuls are once again criticizing president obama over his response to the chaos overseas. at the values voter summit here in d.c. yesterday paul ryan told the crowd the president is not strong enough to lead america in these difficult times. >> amid all these threats and dangers what we do not see is steady, consistent american leadership. in the days ahead and in the years ahead american foreign policy needs moral clarity and firmness of purpose. >> ryan was busy on the campaign trail yesterday after his time at the values voter summit. he traveled to harrisonburg, virginia for a rally and then ended his day at a private fundraiser in roanoke. a new poll shows the democratic national convention helped boost the president's likability. a "new york times"/cbs news poll
reveals 45% of registered voters view the president favorably compared to 41% who view him unfavorably. that's a reversal from the same question in august when he had a higher unfavorable rating. as for mitt romney 33% of voters have a positive view of him while 40% have an unfavorable opinion of him. pro choice advocates in virginia are protesting rule changes that could shut down many of the state's women's health clinics. yesterday the virginia board of health approved a set of building regulations for women's health clinics. they required the clinics to comply with newer architectural standards for hospitals. supporters say the regulations will ensure the safety of women but opponents say forcing clinics to comply with costly renovations could put them out of business. a security guard who took a bullet wrestling a gunman to the ground is being honored for his bravery. leo johnson received a faith, family, and freedom award from the family research council last night. johnson was shot in the arm last month after floyd lee corkins ii
tried to get into the building with a handgun. johnson says in that moment he was not afraid. >> actually probably never been more calm. i realized the situation and knew i had to act. if not for the lord and his strength and giving it to me, i wouldn't be here before you guys today. >> corkins will be back in court on october 1st. johnson hopes to be back at work in a couple of months. today a local martial arts academy hopes to raise money for the family of a murdered maryland teen while also promoting self-defense. full circle martial arts will hold a self-defense seminar today to support the family of amber stanley. amber was shot to death while sleeping last month when a gunman broke into her family's home. the seminar will be held at amber's high school in springdale. the cost is $20 and all proceeds will be donated to amber stanley's fund. there have still been no arrests made in amber's murder. friends and fellow students of another prince george's county teen killed on his way to school are making sure his life is not
forgotten. students, staff, and family paid tribute to the memory of markel ross yesterday and released light blue balloons on the football field at central high school in capital heights. that was his favorite color. marckel was shot and killed earlier this week on his way to school. >> holding on, praying, if it wasn't for all my support i don't know if i could make it. it's hard. it's hard. i want to know who did this to my son and why. >> police also went to back-to-school night on thursday at central high to talk to parents about the case. today montgomery county police will resume their investigation of a drowning in the potomac river. investigators say a man entered the water near river bend park in virginia and waded in the middle of the river yesterday. he then got trapped beneath a rock upstream from great falls. police have not yet identified the victim but they say there doesn't seem to be any evidence
of foul play. a tense moment at reagan national as the man tried to bring this gun on to a plane. that man who is from west virginia was traveling to detroit. officials say he had a magazine clip with ammunition in it. the tsa found the gun during an x-ray of the man's carry on bag and confiscated it and cited him for violating a state weapons law but the man did make his scheduled flight to detroit. prepare yourself for another weekend of delays on metro. track work is impacting four of the system's five lines. only one station is closed, the green belt station on the green line. but there is single tracking on two sections of the red line as well as between vienna and west falls church on the orange line and between stadium armory and morgan boulevard on the blue line. all of this work should be done by monday morning. the time right now 9:37. still to come on news 4 today, why you may have to wait longer than you thought before you get your new iphone 5 in the mail. plus, making a winning hand out of the cards they were dealt.
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welcome back. economic recovery in the u.s. has been slow for many people and businesses. >> a local company is making gains worldwide. news 4's seth lemon is here to explain what led to their success. >> when you own a company in a tough economy the cards can be stacked against you. andrew and kristin looney run their company looney labs out of their home in college park but have been dealt a hand that is now letting them cash in. >> steal the cookies and win! >> reporter: it as card game but the rules aren't always the same. in fact, they're constantly changing. on a late summer night almost 20 years ago, andrew and kristin
looney gave birth to flux a well known game in the hobby shop industry. >> flux means change. >> reporter: the looneys met while working as software engineers for nasa and realized they wanted to follow their passion so they both quit their jobs and started looney labs. >> absolutely. it was scary at the time and i ain't going to lie, there were some tough years but we're doing great. >> reporter: the couple says they've always shared a love for games. in 1996 kristin challenged andrew to create a card game. >> the basic game starts off with the rules of drop. one play one. >> reporter: but that could change with the very first hand. the four different types of cards -- keepers, goals, new rules, and action cards, make the game more challenging with each play. >> there is strategy in this game. >> there is. >> just the right mix of luck and strategy. >> reporter: the business strategy brought in $1 million last year. now that the game is in target stores across the country, they've got even higher hopes. but if you ask them where they see the company in five years -- >> more of a household name as
far as everybody flagg our games but still a small company. >> after playing the game myself i can say it's a fun game and the looneys are already on to their next venture. they've launched a kick-starter to get support for a new game that they're working on. richard? >> all right, seth is going to have to show us how to play that game. looks complicated. >> it did look a little complicated but apparently there is a market for it. >> yes. >> i never come up with a cool idea. >> i don't play cards for money but for pride. i'm vicious on the uno. >> really? >> killer uno. that's me. sorry. for board games? i love sorry. >> sorry's great. >> we digress. we'll talk about all the things you could do to enjoy the great weather on your weekend in a few minutes plus more college foot
families in guatemala are being allowed to return to their homes this weekend as massive volcano appears to have stopped erupting. it's one of the world's most active volcanos in this most recent eruption was one of the biggest in 40 years. the eruptions are also attracting lots of tourists who want to see the volcano up close. so far there have not been any reports of injuries from the volcanic eruptions. just extraordinary pictures coming out of there. i could see why you'd want to go see it. just not right now. >> i can see it right there on the monitor. >> more than good enough. >> those people sweeping up probably ash. >> absolutely. what a mess. >> yeah. it lands like snow, very fine particulate ash. the minute you get any water on it turns essentially concrete. so important to get it off the roads before it gets rained on. >> yikes. today i heard you break out the kite flying line. >> anything you want to do
outside mother nature very cooperative. but there will be a breeze to contend with. as i mentioned now that's good for kite flying and sailing but may or may not be the best for just sitting outside. i don't know. something light that could blow away in the breeze. look at the beautiful azure blue sky outside this morning. 67 degrees here in washington. there is that north wind still averaging 17 miles per hour. it's not as strong as it was a few hours ago. as the cold front gets further down to our south and east it is going to let the winds ease up a little bit. high pressure out over the midwest is building in and as a result expect a beautiful weekend. temperatures now 66 degrees. loudoun county. martinsburg, an air show today. perfect weather for flying as well. the kind of plane you need is a biplane. open cockpit, goggles, everything perfect. if you've never been up in a biplane that is something you should do. mild and dry and sunny and breezy today. temperatures will reach into the mid and upper 70s for a brief time this afternoon before
settling into the 60s this evening. nothing to worry about on doppler. no chance for rain today and really no chance for rain tomorrow either with the high pressure in charge. the winds will lay down overnight tonight into early tomorrow. that'll set us up for a cool start on your sunday morning. then tomorrow afternoon mid and high level clouds will start streaking in here mid to late afternoon tomorrow but i think rain drops will hold off until probably right around the time the sun is coming up on monday morning. once the sun -- once monday does arrive the next big storm system energized by a powerful jet stream will bring quite a bit of rain all the way up and down the appalachians and as a result 1 to maybe as much as 3 inches of rain each drop appreciated. we're 7 inches behind in rainfall for the year. today though nothing to worry about. sunny and breezy. temperatures upper 70s. one or two spots might touch 80 degrees. overnight tonight perfectly clear skies. good star watching weather for sure. light breezes. a bit chilly though west of town. overnight lows 48 to 58. 79 both days of your weekend with plenty of sunshine.
a 70% chance of rain monday and tuesday. no rain drop posted on wednesday just yet. stay tuned for that. we may be able to drag the rain chances into early wednesday as well. college football forecast, michigan, go blue. up there in ann arbor. they're hosting the minute men of the university of massachusetts. 71 degrees in ann arbor, a 3:30 kickoff there. tennessee the volunteers. s.e.c. country. the gators. and the volunteers, a very old rivalry in the s.e.c. 79 degrees there. we'll have the missouri game and the carolina game coming up in a little bit and the oklahoma sooners, my beloved sooners are off this week. no danger of a loss for my team. >> no chance of you being in a bad mood tomorrow. >> that's right. >> thanks, chuck. in just a few minutes hundreds will gather for a day of prayer at the washington monument. this is a live look at the national mall. the event is called my people pray and will feature prayers
for a different topic each half hour today including prayers for the nation, world, and political and spiritual leaders. the event is nondenominational, nonpartisan, and free. christians from around the country are expected to attend. even a nats loss could not keep nationals park from rocking last night. that's what happens when the boss is in town. ♪ bruce springsteen and the e street band treated 38,000 fans to an awesome concert at the ballpark last night. they performed a mix of old and new hits as part of the wrecking ball tour including racing in the streets, which springsteen dedicated to the veterans in the crowd. bruce d.c. was also trending all night on twitter. now for a look at what is inside the pages of this week's kids post here is daniela sealock. >> this week on kids post on tv a new look at the zoo, a quiz that won't make kids blue and a
cartoonist's plea for help from you. joining us once again is tracy grant of "the washington post" kids post. >> great to be with you, danella. >> always great to be with you. first let's talk about big changes at the zoo. >> right. the zoo has just this month unveiled its new american trail exhibit. for those who remember the beaver valley and the steep climb up the hill they've reworked that and introduced some new creatures, gray wolves for the first time, the beavers are back. the sea lions. and there's this wonderful tidal pool for kids to get their feet wet in. new, very naturalistic surroundings. and animal feedings regularly. so a really nice, new feel and vibe for the zoo. >> one for the whole family. >> absolutely. of course it's free. >> and we love that. then also, you know, school is well under way. let's talk about the class of kids post. >> this sunday we're kicking off
class of kids post. teachers can go to www.kids post.com and download a questionnaire. we ask sort of fun, what is your favorite pizza topping type questions and some serious ones. what is the most important issue in the world today? and every month we feature a class of kids posts. so now is the time to fill out the questionnaire, send in your photo, and be featured in kids post. >> wonderful. now the creator of sherman's lagoon is looking for help from us? >> that's right. jim toomey who is the creator of sherman's lagoon, the strip, is very upset about the closing of the aquarius reef base off key largo, one of the prime bases for studying the oceans. and so he has a strip going now and in wednesday's kids post we talked to him about his cruise aid to have his characters get readers to help save the base. >> wow. always a pleasure, tracy. for some fun family activities
make sure you visit nbc washington.com or washington post.com and click on kids post. bad news for those who were looking to get the iphone 5. it seems you might have to wait a few weeks for apple's latest toy. the phone was available for free order yesterday morning and just a few hours later the apple site started telling customers phones would start shipping out in two weeks. the bigger, faster iphone is set to come out friday the 21st. technology analysts say if you missed out on the preorder you could do it the old fashioned way and wait in line next friday to try to get the phone. kevin bacon once said he is in so many movies any actor could be connected to him within six degrees. >> now google is helping out with the six degrees of kevin bacon search game. all you have to do is go to google.com, type in any actor's name then type in the words bacon number and you'll get your answer. it appears justin bieber for example is four away from kevin bacon.
surprisingly most actors are only two degrees away. so maybe he has worked with almost everyone. >> kevin bacon has. >> including richard jordan. >> not me but another richard jordan. >> i baconed you earlier. got your bacon number. >> this is a family friendly show. >> where you going with this? >> let's playoff it along. >> five minutes from the 10:00 hour. still to come on news 4 today police are asking for your help this morning after a brutal assault on a woman after she got off the metro. plus another setback for the man who says he won the lottery but never got to collect his winnings. celebrating h street and its heritage all day today
the middle east and may be to blame for another attack on americans. >> plus a warning for women who used metro this morning after a violent attack. we'll tell you who police are looking for. hi everyone and good morning. i'm richard jordan. >> i'm angie goff. welcome to news 4 today on this saturday, september 15th. it is going to be a glorious day outside. perfect for kite flying. >> that's what we've been promised. let's go to meteorologist chuck bell with more details on the forecast now. >> what we need is a news 4 kite. that's what we need around here that we can just reel it out and enjoy a good kite flying day and fly the big 4 up into the sky. beautiful weather today. nice north breeze. 15 to 20 miles per hour for now. a crystal clear blue sky overhead. nearly 100% sunshine all day long. we did have a few clouds early this morning. temperatures are closing in on 70 degrees in many spots, already 70 down into st. mary's county, southern calvert county also near 70 degrees. temperatures in the mid to upper 70s today. the breeze should stay with us for most of the day. i think by late this afternoon into this evening that will
start to lay down. college football the ohio state university at home in columbus taking on the golden bears of cal. that game is at noon today. 68 degrees with sunshine there. no weather problems. uva is on the road taking on georgia tech in atlanta. it is a 3:30 kickoff. 85 degrees in atlanta today. beautiful weather for college football down there. maryland is playing host to u-conn. 75 degrees. it's a 12:30 kick in college park, maryland. again, that northwesterly breeze will be a bit of a factor and the hokies are on the road in pittsburgh taking on the pit panthers today. 69 degrees. a noon kickoff. nice, north breeze, plenty of sunshine for hokies fans who have made the drive to the town of three rivers. we'll have more of the carolina and missouri forecast in a few. >> all right, chuck. thanks. we're following a developing story out of afghanistan. two u.s. marines are dead and several other troops injured in an attack on the british base where prince harry is stationed.
the attack happened overnight at camp bastion which is in the southern part of the country in the helmand province. the base is next to camp leather neck which houses u.s. marines. nato officials say all of the casualties appear to be americans. prince harry was about a mile away from the base when the attack happened. he was not harmed. the taliban recently announced they plan to capture or kill prince harry during his latest deployment to afghanistan. also developing this morning protests are spreading beyond the middle east as more muslims respond to an antiislam video. demonstrators have taken to the streets in more than 20 countries and more than 40 cities around the world. protests in places like malaysia, indonesia, pakistan, and india remain mostly peaceful while more violence is erupting in the middle east. at least seven people have been killed and dozens more injured in the protests. other western embassies such as the german and british consulates have also come under fire in sudan. american schools and fast food chains are among those being
targeted. the bodies of the four americans killed in one of the first embassey attacks in labia earlier this week are now back home. president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton attended a ceremony for slain ambassador chris stevens and his three colleagues at joint base andrews yesterday. they were killed when armed protesters mobbed the u.s. consulate in benghazi on tuesday on the anniversary of september 11. the president vowed to find those responsible. >> we will bring to justice those who took them from us. even in our grief, we will be resolute for we are americans and we hold our head high. >> reporter: the president also met privately with family members of the four men. new this morning, a man is fighting for his life after a double shooting in southeast. it happened a little after 2:00 this morning on the 1200 block of 12th street not far from the navy yard. police say they arrived to find two men shot.
one was shot in the head. the other man was still alert and his injuries are not life threatening. both have been taken to a nearby hospital. so far no arrests have been made. d.c. police are offering a thousand dollars reward for information on a sexual assault that happened near a metro station. investigators say last thursday night this man in the white polo followed a woman out from the dean wood metro station to 45th place northeast. there he attacked her and sexually assaulted her at gun point. women around the metro station say there is not enough of a police presence to stop would be criminals. >> i always said there needs to be more security. when i come in here someone was following me and talking to the police and just the second time i got followed. >> the times that i do come through, i do see cops usually there is some type of incident. >> police have put together a composite sketch of the suspect and they're asking anyone with information to please come forward. now to a story you saw first
on 4. a brazen robbery at a high end boutique in chevy chase. the second such crime in a month. witnesses say four men stormed into saks jandel on wisconsin avenue and ran off with their arms full of designer handbags. they jumped into a car but as one witness told our own pat collins a store employee wasn't going to let them get away easy. >> she runs out, runs in front of the car, and she does like this. and the car was moving. i said please don't hit her. then she runs to the door and is trying to hold the door. >> last month a similar robbery was reported at saks 5th avenue just across the street. police say the suspects there got away with $75,000 worth of designer handbags. police are investigating to see if perhaps the two crimes are connected. some d.c. residents who are dealing with swarms of mosquitos could soon get some help from the district's urban forestry administration. the group says a big problem for residents around tenth and m
streets northwest is because of the canopy keepers. the slow drip system helps water trees around the area. d.c. officials are reminding those who take care of the trees to clean out these basins once a week to get rid of the standing water. today one of the most popular and eclectic events kicks off. we're talking about the h street festival. but this year the six block festival will serve as the unveiling for a new three mile long heritage trail in the neighborhood. news 4's derrick ward joins us from h street with more on the unveiling. derrick, any pat collins sightings? he was talking about this all day yesterday. he is going to be out there probably in a crazy hat. >> reporter: oh, yeah. i showed you the picture of his grandfather who was a locomotive engineer. and pat actually grew up down on the western edge of h street. his dad was a doctor down there. i'm told there is a marker with a picture of pat as a child on it watching television. there are so many ironies in that but that's one of the other reasons to come down here. you know what i'd like to do when i'm in the h street quarter
i like to look at the roof line. that view probably hasn't changed in centuries, the victorian tops and the steeple. at street level you see modern h street, some of the shops that have opened. it still pays homage to the history of the corridor. that is what part of this festival is all about today, the unveiling of the h street heritage trail. that is a 3.2 mile route with 18 illustrated markers. it features personal histories and pivotal periods in the period of this corridor and the city in general. the points are chosen by past and present residents of the area. so these markers represent a neighborhood's identity of itself. >> our trails are unique in the country. i'm a historian and i don't come in and say okay. you're going to have a heritage trail because you have a really interesting neighborhood. the community comes to me. we spend the first year of work on these trails talking to folks in the community, people who live here now, people who lived here before. getting their stories and adding
to it the history we research. >> reporter: so that's what is one of the things going on here today. pat collins is going to be down here and leading a personal tour. you might want to catch that. but this festival starts at noon. there are going to be five stages of live entertainment, a fashion show. lots of vendors and reasons to come out. it runs from 12:00 to 7:00. 8th street will be closed between 8th and 14th. if you're traveling in this area you might want to avoid that. if you want to come down it's open. we're live in northeast. back to you. >> picture perfect weather wise. thank you derrick ward reporting live at the h street festival. >> the time is 10:07. coming up on news 4 today fighting back. the actions britain's royal family is taking after moraysy photos are published. >> plus more bad luck for the man who says he won the lottery but never saw a cent of the winnings. >> you are watching news 4 today the weekend edition.
thee an alexandria man will spend 30 years in prison for trying to blow up the u.s. capitol. he pled guilty earlier this year and volunteered for a suicide mission in february arranging to pick up a vest laced with explosives but his al qaeda connections were actually undercover fbi agents. 30 years was the maximum sentence under his plea deal. a local undocumented immigrant who says he was scammed out of winning the lottery ticket or a winning lottery ticket is now being held by immigration officials. ramone ortiz hit the lottery in maryland two years ago. because he doesn't have a social security number he asked a co-worker to claim the $450,000 payout. he claims that that co-worker kept the money. ortiz is now suing for fraud. his attorney says the fraud case will still move forward while
ortiz's fate is being decided. >> his wife is listed as a party in the lawsuit and she is still here so that's how the case can go forward. >> you covered the story. >> we'll see what happens with them. what's happening with the weather? >> everything is coming up roses today. fall roses. mums. i don't know. beautiful weather outside today. doing a little late fall gardening, early fall gardening, whatever the season is we'll talk about your weekend forecast and
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up, ragweed pollen is also very, very high and the breeze will do nothing to help allergy sufferers. so right there with you everybody, ragweed season is here. golden rod can't be far behind. outside, beautiful weather. that's for sure. other than the pollen in this instance blowing around on that breeze. it's not a bad day to be outside. if you're going to spend all day pool side or out on the cheb doing a little sailing today, don't forget your spf. still more than enough sun angle out there to get a burn so be extra careful. sun smart as you're on your way out today. still 69 degrees at national airport. wind remains out of the north 15 to 20 miles per hour for now. it was a little bit stronger earlier this morning. it's easing up just a touch but i think 10 to 20-mile-per-hour north winds will be pretty much common throughout the rest of the day. metro temperatures, rockville 63. reston town center 67 degrees. fort belvoir and springfield and triangle all into the upper 60s now. 67 degrees at andrews airforce base. 69 college park. 69 degrees also at the naval
academy. beautiful weather today. mild and dry and sunny. it will be very chilly, very quickly after the sun goes down this evening. so you're going to be outside, take a little sweater with you. you'll be out past the time the sun goes down which is just around 7:15. nothing anywhere too close to us as far as rain chances. sunshine for us today, high pressure spilling on in. that's the reason for the north to northwesterly wind today. overnight tonight as the high pressure moves right over the top of us that'll take most of the breeze away so clear skies and very dry air in place means temperatures will fall quickly tonight. back down into the 50s downtown. a lot of spots in the shenandoah up into the mountains will be in the 40s by tomorrow morning. then tomorrow we will start with bright sunshine but it'll be fading out behind cloud cover by mid to late in the day. rain chances i think hold off until about drive to work and school time on monday morning. today just gorgeous. sunny and breezy. highs today mid to upper 70s. one or two spots might be shady but not too many.
overnight tonight perfectly clear skies and a light breeze. chilly. you folks out to the west 48. 58 in town. then tomorrow sunshine and great. highs tomorrow upper 70s to near 80. there is the all important seven-day forecast. not even a single 80 on the map. that is a true sign of the seasons changing for sure. college football forecast, boise state. our producer boise state alumnus wanted this one. miami, playing miami of ohio. in boise they have forest fires out there so clear skies but a possibility for smoke during the game. unusual. stanford the cardinals hosting trojans from usc. dry weather there. 75 degrees. missouri, the tigers taking on arizona state. 68 degrees. a night game in missouri. the carolina gamecocks playing host today to the uab blazers. hopefully the gamecocks come out a winner. 82 after the sun goes down. hot down there in carolina. >> hopefully missou will come out a winner too. come on, chuck i'm worried about your team
there. did you see the pitch fork? >> all right. thanks. well, a beautiful late summer weekend is a great time to get out and enjoy the d.c. area. >> this weekend there are several events that won't cost you a cent. danella sealock is at the news 4 super screen with a look at what's free in the dmv. >> i have this week's "free in the dmv." bring on the fun this weekend without spending a dime. today at the national archives there's the film screening of the 1960s movie "inherit the wind." this movie was nominated for four academy awards and it starts at noon. and then also in arlington, free meditation class in spanish. it's from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the arlington central library. who doesn't love chocolate? you can sample over 14 different chocolates from around the world from 3:00 p.m. and it ends at 6:00 p.m.
tomorrow on sunday make sure you check out music at the kennedy center's millennium stage. the group specializes in traditional music from southern, vera cruise, mexico. the concert starts at 6:00. that's it for this week's "free in the dmv." enjoy. this morning we are learning that a 911 outage during june's strong storms was even more widespread than initially thought. according to "the washington post" 25 emergency call centers lost service on june 29th, more than originally reported. a new report also concedes that verizon's system was built to with stand even stronger storms but that maintenance and testing procedures failed. more than 2 million people in northern virginia alone were affected by the outage. restoring power faster after another major storm like june's derecho may not happen any time soon. utilities met with the maryland public service commission yesterday and told them that june storm response was acceptable in their eyes.
they say that significant changes like burying lines would have to be made to cut down on restoration times and that a 24 to 48-hour restoration is nearly impossible. some customers were without electricity for nearly nine days after that summer storm. good morning everybody. you're watching news 4 today. the time right now, 10:21. >> still to come a royal scandal, the latest publication that says it will print racy pictures of kate middleton and pictures of kate middleton and how the royal fami this message. experiences classrooms. sizes don't matter... by 20%. teaching to some test... he personally cannot relate to. education, children.
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the school board suspended the teacher with pay while they investigate. in other news some new publications are now saying they will run scandalous photos of the duchess of cambridge. >> the royal family is already in the process of suing the french magazine that first published the topless photos of princess kate in hopes of quelling the scandal. nbc's ian williams has more on the suit. >> reporter: the royal couple will take legal action under french privacy law. the laws are pretty tough and it does appear that the publication of the photographs is in breach of that law. but the maximum fine, about $60,000, is not terribly high and recent cases have been far less than that so the magazine may be calculating that they stand to benefit far more by their increase in circulation and the higher profile than any penalty that is eventually imposed on them. royal watchers here in london are saying they've never seen the palace so angry. spokes people describing this as reminiscent of the worst acts of
the era against princess diana. >> i mean it's just diana all over again. and she is such a lovely woman and such a nice person. >> i don't think it's right they should be publishing that kind of thing but given who she is i think anything she does is going to be scrutinized and published. >> reporter: the photographs, which were taken on a long lens during a holiday in the south of france were haukd around london but no publication here as touched them and they're unlikely to. clearly it's just the french magazine and the royal couple is extremely angry and determined to push this legal action. back to you. >> all right. the story doesn't end there in the last few hours we've learned an italian gossip magazine owned by former premier silvio berlusconi says it will publish the photos on monday. berlusconi's publishing house also owns the french magazine that first published the pictures. the company says they do not fear legal action and that the photos were tasteful and don't hurt kate's image. i'm sure the family disagrees.
>> that they were tasteful. >> well, on their own vacation. a private moment with her husband. >> yeah. >> that is not tasteful when you're using a distance, zoom lens to take a picture without them knowing. that's all i have to say about that. >> it would be nice to see if they could just let a nice young couple have a vacation. >> have some fun. >> i understand they're a world figure and all that but i mean, you know. we have to follow them 24/7, 365? >> i'm sure we'll continue to follow this as it moves forward. that is all for news 4 today. thanks for joining us. >> have a great day everybody. we'll be back tomorrow morning starting at 6:00. make it a wonderful day. [ male announcer ] for the dreamers...